Seth N. Williams

1852-1854       Granite Hall Building, Water Street, Augusta, Maine.

1855                Address Unknown, Rockland, Maine.

Seth N. Williams was recorded in four advertisements, one of which he was mentioned in, in the Maine Farmer (Augusta, Maine).  The first advertisement ran from October 21, 1852 to January 13, 1853.  S. N. Williams, (Successor to A. J. Pierce,) Daguerreotype Gallery, Granite Hall Building, Water Street, Augusta, Me.  Likenesses taken in Clear or Cloudy Weather—Hours for Children from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.  Painted or Daguerreotype Likenesses accurately copied.  Mr. Pierce will remain a few weeks at the Room.

Stock and Apparatus for sale at Boston prices.

The second advertisement ran from October 13, 1853 to February 9, 1854.  S. N. Williams, (Successor to A. J. Pierce,) Daguerrean Gallery, Granite Hall, Water Street, Augusta, Me.  Stock & Apparatus at Boston Prices.

He was mentioned in the third advertisement that that first appeared on June 22, 1854. 

Photographs, Stereoscopic Crayon, Crystalotypes, and other Styles of Pictures, May be found at Isaac H. Dupee’s Rooms, Granite Hall, Water Street, Augusta, Me.  I. H. Dupee respectfully inform his friends and the public generally, that he has taken the Rooms formerly occupied by Pierce & Williams, for the purpose of Daguerreotyping.  Having one of the largest Cameras in the city, he is prepared to take large pictures, and especially groups, (no matter how many,) arranged in the most appropriate style.  Having paid particular attention to taking Children, and being provided with a quick working Camera, he can take small children in one quarter of the usual time.  Hours for Children from 9 A. M. till 2 P. M.  Likenesses taken in clear or cloudy weather, and warranted perfect, for the low price of $1 and upwards, including case.  Also inserted in Rings, Pins, Lockets, Seals, &c., a large assortment of which he has on hand at all times.  H having had long experience in this business, solocots a share of your patronage.  All work entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to and warranted as good as the best.

A large assortment of Daguerreotype Materials for sale to the trade at Boston prices.  Operators furnished with every thing necessary to carry on business with.  Perfect satisfaction given in all cases.

Sick and deceased persons taken at their houses, if wished, as well as at his rooms.

Portraits, Daguerreotypes and Engravings, copied accurately and put in cases or frames.  The public are invited to call and judge for themselves.  Mr. Dupee, by attention to business, and keeping his rooms open at all hours, hopes to secure Miniatures of all who call and are in want.

I take this opportunity to return my thanks to my friends and patrons for their liberal patronage.  I have sold my Rooms to Isaac H. Dupee, formerly of Bath.  I can recommend him to all who may wish for a good Daguerreotype of themselves or friends.  Mr. D. has had long experience in the Daguerreotype business; he comes well recommended as an artist and a gentleman.  S. N. W.

The fourth advertisement ran from July 12 to August 2, 1855.  Ambrotypes.  Pictures Taken On Glass!  These new Pictures differ essentially from the Daguerreotype, as they can be seen at any angle, are not reversed, will not corrode , or change by time, are as permanent as the glass on which they are made, and will retain their brilliancy for ages.

Letters Patent have been obtained for the United States, Great Britain, and France, by J. A. Cutting, the inventor.

The following counties for sale:—Kennebec, Franklin, Piscataquis, Somerset, Lincoln, Waldo, and Aroostook.  For particulars apply to S. N. Williams, Agent, Rockland, Me.  June 27, 1855.

Seth N. Williams is recorded in ­Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Rockland, Maine as a daguerreian in 1855.  

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